Dan Harrigan

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Dan Harrigan
Personal information
Full name Daniel Lee Harrigan
Nickname(s) "Dan"
National team United States
Born (1955-10-29) October 29, 1955 (age 61)
South Bend, Indiana, U.S.[1]
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Weight 170 lb (77 kg)[1]
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke
Club Michiana Marlins
College team North Carolina State University

Daniel Lee "Dan" Harrigan (born October 29, 1955) is an American former backstroke swimmer. At the 1975 Pan American Games he won the 200 m backstroke event, but also contracted hepatitis and had to stop training for several months. He managed to recover by the 1976 Olympics and win there a bronze medal in the same event.[1][2]

Harrigan studied architecture at North Carolina State University,[1] where he swam for the NC State Wolfpack swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) competition from 1973 to 1976.

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  1. ^ a b c d e Dan Harrigan. Sports-Reference.com
  2. ^ "Swimming at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games: Men's 200 metres backstroke". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2011-05-28.